1 readers online now  |  69 million page views

When Cair Attacked an American Hero

Reader comment on item: CAIR's Inner Workings Exposed

Submitted by Arlinda (United States), Oct 17, 2009 at 14:48

Cair was everywhere following the attack of September 11th. It said "Islam is the Religion of Peace and does not commit acts of violence." "The Israelis are the real killers." "Of course, we condemn terrorism but terrorism is caused by American foreign policy and Zionism not Islam because we are the religion of peace." It became Cair's mantra ad nauseum.

The religion of peace's murderous rage for power and money killed three thousand of us and thousands of Israelis. The religion of peace blew up subways in England and Spain. It blew up nightclubs in Austrailia hotels in India along with blowing up India's congress while in session. It waged a ground war in Iraq and Afghanistan and Pakistan while sending missles into Israel. It also engaged in murderous terrorist attacks throughout South East Asia. Cair's condemnation of terrorism came with enough "buts" to bury the condemnation and extol the terrorism. Cair's religion of peace was engaged in a world wide killing spree. Dr. Pipes continually and carefully dismantled Cair's ridiculous defense of Islamic terrorism. He admonished us to stay focused.

Cair redefined the real and original meaning of the word "al-islam" which means submission, surrender and obedience to the will of allah. Peace has nothing whatever to do with Islam. In his tafsir of: "No, whosoever surrenders himself to God, while doing good, he will have his reward with his Lord ... " [Qur'an 2:112] Tabari mentions "He means with 'islam al-wajh (Islam of the face): to make oneself low, and submissiveness to His order. The origin of 'al-islam' is: surrendering (istislaam), because it is from 'I surrendered to his order' meaning submitting to his order. The Muslim is only called a muslim with the submission of his body to the obedience of his Lord."

Qamus al-Muhit defines al-islam as "obedience, concession and surrender" Qurtabi says in his tafseer "al-islam in the language of the Arabs: surrendering, obedience and submitting"

So, the word Islam has submission at the heart of its linguistic meaning, and has been given a specific Islamic meaning of surrendering, obedience and submitting to Allah without resistance.

In fact, this is the very heart of what it means to be a Muslim. Submitting one's very desires to Allah is the highest form of worship. Submission is what Allah asks of us and is the naturally sensible thing to do. Every thing in existence is submitting to Allah against its will as all submit to the laws of the universe set by Allah. Humans have free will to choose what actions to perform. By submitting our actions to a system of rules (the shari'ah) designed by their Creator is certainly sensible. By willingly submitting our will to the Will of Allah, such that we do not even desire for that which would displease Allah, is an even purer worship to Him. Cair ever bother to educate the American audience as to what the real meaning of Islam was????? Nah. They just invented more lies about Islam... about Dr. Pipes and the mission of Cair.

Cair harangued and threatened Dr. Pipes whenever and wherever he was invited to speak. The truth about which this respected and knowledgable scholar spoke enraged them. Their tactics to intimidate him and prevent his speaking bore a creepy and frightening resemblance to the tactics used in Nazi Germany. We who read and listened to his essays and speeches and looked forward to his critical analysis worried for his safety and well being when these thugs from Cair screamed and physically threatened him. Cair hurled their well honed anti-American, anti-Semitic, anti-Israeii and anti-intellectual slurs at the single most courageous, best informed academic in the country. He did not flinch. He did not blink. He did not waiver. Not ever.

Who but Dr. Pipes could call into question the policies of political correctness of the most powerful universities in the world who were having a "love affair" with the "religion of peace," a religion academia neither understood nor comprehended but for whom they became apologists. Dr. Pipes' Campus Watch exposed universities and academics for their politically correct zeal and support for this very dangerous and murderous killing machine. It was mult-culturalism/political correctness/tolerance gone stark raving mad and Cair flourished as commentator, spokesman, authority and proponent for this religious slaughtering machine ... all in the name of "peace" of course. And nobody challenged Cair except Dr. Pipes.

Cair's atrocious, vicious, unfounded, untrue ad homenim attacks and campaign against Dr. Pipes' character and credentials to prevent this brilliant academic whose specialty was the Middle East from being appointed to the United States Institute for Peace was unspeakable. Cair claimed Dr. Pipes was a bigot and troublemaker and, therefore unfit for the appointment. Cair, the bigoted and prejudcial spokesman for Islam, produced not a shred of evidence of Dr. Pipes' bigotry and/or trouble making. The entire process of vetting Dr. Pipes' appointment was an unspeakanle act of political cowardice on the part of our so called lawmakers. Senators Kennedy (who killed a young girl because he drove into a lake while drunk, and Dodd (who took bribes from the mortage lenders who helped bankrupt the country) along with Harkin and Jefferds joined Cair in condemning Dr. Pipes. They were aided and abetted by their favorite Islamic organization Cair, the AP, MSNBC and CNN. Cair whose undocumented bigoted public remarks against a respected academic was joined by liberal Democratic senators who gave this dispiscable agency undeserved legitimacy and credence.

The Senate and the media believed Cair's slurs against this Middle Eastern scholar whose impeccable life was matched only by his impeccable credentials and courage. Cair with its lies, deceptions and undocumented accusations was given legitimacy by Congress. Dr. Pipes, an American scholar, a professor and author, an expert on Middle Eastern studies, and a speaker on University campuses throughout the nation and a defender of American interests and security was denigraded by Congress. Truth, honesty, integrity and scholarship is unimportant to Cair, the terrorists in the killing fields of Irag and Afghanistan and in the halls of Congress.

President Bush stood by Dr. Pipes and promised to appoint him to the Institute for Peace for which he was uniquely qualified and urgently needed. When Congress took its vacation, President Bush had the power to appoint Dr. Pipes without the approval of the brainless wonder that Congress has become. "It speaks, but its says nothing." All one hundred Senators are not worth one Dr. Pipes. Collectively they cannot match his credentials and scholarship on the Middle East. His critical analysis and passion for the truth along with an unparalleled courage finds no equal in Congress or in the present White House.

We wanted Dr. Pipes to be appointed to the US Institute for Peace. We e-mailed President Bush our under estimated President and e-mailed our over estimated Senators encouraging them to support Dr. Pipes. They never responded. There were about 50 people that I knew who contacted everyone they knew including the media. Our numbers grew exponentially. I asked for a day off so I could e-mail and stay on line all day. My boss thought it important enough to give me time off. We swore we would never ever give up on this appointment.

Dr. Charles Krauthammer, a brilliant political analyst was outstanding in his support for Dr. Pipes. Fox News also provided enthusiastic support for Dr. Pipes' appointment and challenged the outrageous claims by Cair. Of course, In those days we had a friend in the White House. Remember the President who made promises and kept them. Dr. Pipes was the President's nominee and President Bush had the power to appoint Dr. Pipes when the cowards posing as Senators took a vacation. He did so.

Nowadays Cair not only has old friends in Congress but has a new good friend in the White House.

As Thomas Paine said:
These are the times times that try men's souls.... Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered......"

"If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. "

Abraham Lincoln. The Gettysburg Address
"...that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

Dr. Daniel Pipes said
"The fight to preserve the Constitution has just begun......"


Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Submit a comment on this item

<< Previous Comment      Next Comment >>

Reader comments (81) on this item

Title Commenter Date Thread
Concerning the Order by Judge Kollar-Kotelly [35 words]MicheleNov 17, 2009 18:12164686
1medieval in the free world [107 words]muslimk***Nov 13, 2009 08:34164528
Great Book Review! [65 words]Rick WilsonNov 11, 2009 20:28164438
Any comments on the recent shooting ? [198 words]S BNov 8, 2009 23:55164218
Another CAIR "wise" statement - denial of the sudden Jihad... [322 words]SvetNov 5, 2009 23:03164096
Only members of ummah are citizens and nobody else!!! [34 words]JaladhiNov 7, 2009 17:49164096
Is it legal for a senator to be chairman of CAIR? [17 words]KarenOct 30, 2009 04:55163815
1CAIR and Who's Army? [765 words]HankelvisOct 26, 2009 22:58163590
DOOMSDAY OF NON-MUSLIM WORLD,NO JOKE! [229 words]TTSOct 22, 2009 20:28163438
Philosophical Battle Today Portends the Judgment of a Non-Believing World When the King of Israel Returns [708 words]M. ToveyOct 27, 2009 16:24163438
Inconceivable blindness [30 words]UgriOct 28, 2009 07:57163438
Politicians complicit in the illegal activity of CAIR. [147 words]Dale EhrgottOct 21, 2009 16:34163340
politicians exposed [11 words]btillyOct 22, 2009 22:08163340
How can you hope to help believers if you are blind to faith? [162 words]Alain Jean-MairetOct 20, 2009 00:55163283
How can you hope to help believers if you are blind to the faith? Very Good Point! [228 words]Anne-USAJun 6, 2010 21:49163283
Give me a break with the radicals! [96 words]Alain Jean-MairetJun 8, 2010 02:54163283
Give me a break with the Radicals! Criminals and Radicals- The are both of the same ideologies. response to Alain Jean Mairet [137 words]Anne-USAJun 9, 2010 08:18163283
Only Muslims radicals are doing the right thing according to the official values of their community [84 words]Alain Jean-MairetJun 10, 2010 00:13163283
Only Muslim Radicals are doing the right thing according to the official values. Complacency gets us nothing. response to Jean Mairet [102 words]Anne-USAJun 11, 2010 12:18163283
Yes, complacency plagues us indeed [65 words]Alain Jean-MairetJun 12, 2010 01:02163283
Complacency plagues us indeed. Check out United in Hate. response to Jean Marie Mairet. [188 words]Anne- USAJun 13, 2010 08:01163283
Praying (haha) for a CAIRless world [161 words]pdmOct 19, 2009 12:59163258
Obama's Policy Shift from Bush- Cutting Iran Democracy Fund [91 words]KazmiOct 21, 2009 01:44163258
The Islamic Slave Trade - let CAIR beware! [296 words]Ben BradockOct 19, 2009 02:55163238
1islamic slavery [123 words]btillyOct 20, 2009 12:58163238
CAIR is finished but not for reasons cited [63 words]Yuval Brandstetter MDOct 18, 2009 12:26163212
CAIR Banquet Sold Out, Congressional Coalition Blasts Anti-Muslim Reps [298 words]Vee JayOct 27, 2009 23:20163212
When Cair Attacked an American Hero [1393 words]ArlindaOct 17, 2009 14:48163186
CAIR [200 words]Gloria StewartOct 16, 2009 15:51163156
"The fight to educate the 'general public'" has been lost a long time ago.... [96 words]kmanOct 18, 2009 16:03163156
CAIR'S Inner workings Exposed [130 words]AnneOct 16, 2009 09:49163152
Too simplistic of Anne's approach [75 words]Sakung DaieOct 17, 2009 03:33163152
CAIR revisited and thank you Dr. Pipes [329 words]dhimmi no moreOct 17, 2009 12:01163152
Too Simplistic of Anne's Approach. - Of Course there are terrorists in America, other than Islam- response to Sakung Daie [206 words]AnneOct 18, 2009 21:58163152
Cair's Inner Workings Exposed-- Very good summation dhimmi no more. [106 words]AnneOct 18, 2009 22:15163152
1Sakung [12 words]aspaciaOct 19, 2009 19:43163152
The usual delusion!!! [88 words]JaladhiOct 19, 2009 21:10163152
conclusion [138 words]zuraimaOct 25, 2009 01:29163152
reform [19 words]zuraimaOct 25, 2009 01:54163152
Conclusion- About Cair and the Muslim world. [201 words]AnneOct 27, 2009 08:49163152
2SO REFORM [28 words]zuraimaOct 28, 2009 22:35163152
Facts [63 words]KerryOct 29, 2009 08:25163152
God Bless America [86 words]No NameOct 16, 2009 08:36163151
Which God you want to bless AMERICA [83 words]INDIAOct 17, 2009 04:37163151
God Bless America.... The Land of Freedom and Rights for All. [146 words]Anne- USAMar 11, 2010 15:29163151
1Thank you for this update. [56 words]JustineOct 16, 2009 03:48163146
American Muslim, three trunk elephant and flying zebra [62 words]Ravi Ranjan Singh BharatPanthiNov 3, 2010 13:44163146
A hopeless fight as long as one does not want to name the enemy... [41 words]Alain Jean-MairetOct 16, 2009 01:55163144
Islamic Forum for Democracy [13 words]aspaciaOct 16, 2009 20:35163144
CAIR [96 words]ErnieOct 17, 2009 12:40163144
It's the same goal ! [213 words]Anne-Marie DelcambreOct 17, 2009 12:56163144
The goal is to get rid of delusion, at last, in order to move forward [178 words]Alain Jean-MairetOct 19, 2009 00:48163144
You're kidding ! [201 words]Anne-Marie DelcambreOct 20, 2009 05:15163144
So what? [71 words]Alain Jean-MairetOct 21, 2009 00:20163144
I agree with your analysis ! [82 words]Anne-Marie DelcambreOct 23, 2009 04:44163144
Oh well [122 words]Alain Jean-MairetOct 24, 2009 00:55163144
Reincarnation is a way of rejecting the monotheistic and legal islam ! [134 words]Anne-Marie DelcambreOct 25, 2009 07:53163144
A proven losing way [107 words]Alain Jean-MairetOct 27, 2009 01:26163144
typical of muslim organisations [188 words]G.VishvasOct 15, 2009 22:36163140
Viewing through a one-way mirror [102 words]Sakung DaieOct 17, 2009 03:21163140
blaming the non-muslims again? [104 words]G.VishvasOct 19, 2009 00:58163140
Eventually Truth Reveals What is On Both Sides of the Mirror [229 words]M. ToveyOct 19, 2009 19:45163140
CAIR is an enemy of the US [25 words]DonOct 15, 2009 22:18163139
A blot on the landscape [71 words]Rebecca MouldsOct 15, 2009 21:45163138
1Feedback [235 words]AishaOct 15, 2009 20:19163136
Tolerance [42 words]KerryOct 29, 2009 08:32163136
CAIR [27 words]KerryOct 15, 2009 19:02163133
One more piece of bad news [6 words]Abu NudnikOct 15, 2009 16:19163127
Uh-oh [56 words]Solomon2Oct 15, 2009 16:02163126
We should be infiltrating all mosques in the USA to see what they really are saying! [33 words]Tevya ROct 15, 2009 12:37163119
You already know what they are "saying" -- it is written [224 words]Alain Jean-MairetOct 18, 2009 04:24163119
Patriotic to dar-ul-harb??? Are you dreaming!!!! [35 words]JaladhiOct 19, 2009 10:53163119
What they are "saying" ? [279 words]Anne-Marie DelcambreOct 19, 2009 11:57163119
It wasn't even hidden [59 words]DevasahayamOct 15, 2009 11:36163117
Muslim Mafia [19 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
Jennifer WatersOct 15, 2009 11:13163116
LOVE JIHAD [97 words]spaOct 19, 2009 04:01163116
Love jihad [99 words]M.A.SASTRYOct 23, 2009 23:50163116
unbelievable [13 words]T.MOct 27, 2009 05:58163116
an Afghan answer [37 words]Dr. Abdullah AbdullahOct 27, 2009 23:16163116
1Good work Chris! Now can we get an expose of WRMEA? [435 words]Wallace Edward BrandNov 10, 2009 15:40163116
I know you like to weed out comments you dont like so I wont bother going into detail... [8 words]AnthonyOct 15, 2009 09:54163113

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to When Cair Attacked an American Hero by Arlinda

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List


eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2019 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)